Yes-- I agree completely. Two evils do not add up to a "good".<quoted text>
First off even if the customer was snooty, sense when does two wrongs make a right?
Secondly because he asked for a story with more choices with a attitute, the store own took offense and sent him on a wild goose chase. Not nice.
I would of either told where he could find one, or that I did know of one. I wouldn't of sent him off to learn a lesson for wanting more than what I had, even if he had a attitude.
Both people were arrogant in the story.
Both offered evil instead of good.
But the customer's evil was a small thing-- some rudeness. He was in the inferior position, having a need.
The store owner offered evil in return--instead of overlooking that small evil, and possibly making a sale. At a nice, profit-- he **was** in the superior position here, having the goods for sale.
He could have been unctuously polite, and double-charged the smartazz-- why not? He had a monopoly on small stores in that area.
He could have done it with a winning smile, knowing full well the nice profit he was making off of a fool.
Now **that** would have been a funny story.